Digital activism & online free speech

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Digital activism and online free speech in the arab world. Presentation during the Young Leaders Social Media Café, Beirut, March 6, 2010.

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  • Digital activism & online free speech

    1. 1. #1 3 monkeys 2.0
    2. 2. #2 3 obstacles to a truly global conversation Censorship Lack of digital inclusion Language
    3. 3. #3 Global Voices major projects 1 2 3
    4. 4. #4 blocking social websites in the arab world
    5. 5. #5 digital activists networks vs censorship (tunisia)
    6. 6. #6 is censorship killing content? (Tunisia)
    7. 7. #7 e-journalists & bloggers represent 45% of all media workers in prison
    8. 8. #8 211 threatened bloggers worldwide (March 2010) Arab World Rest Of the World 124 87 Arab World 41% Rest Of the World 59%
    9. 9. #9 silencing online speech, how-to do it?   censorship hacking @ DPI ❺ atmosphere punishing & of fear persecuting  
    10. 10. #10 micropipeline as unblockable infrastructure By Sami Ben Gharbia | kitab.nl
    11. 11. #11 digital activism: do it right! right tools (twitter, facebook, blogs, posterous, flickr, youtube, ...) right medium (text, image, video, maps, podcast, RSS, ...) right audience (twitter followers, facebook friends, blog readers, Human Rights activists, ...)
    12. 12. #12 5 pathways for influencing the “government”
    13. 13. #12 5 pathways for influencing the “government”
    14. 14. #13 social web as a circumvention tool
    15. 15. #14 twitter alerts: get me out of prison
    16. 16. #14 twitter alerts: get me out of prison
    17. 17. #14 twitter alerts: get me out of prison
    18. 18. #15 human rights videos besiege the Tunisian presidential palace
    19. 19. #16 sponsored links & advocacy
    20. 20. #16 sponsored links & advocacy
    21. 21. #16 sponsored links & advocacy
    22. 22. #16 sponsored links & advocacy
    23. 23. #17 inequity of land distribution in the tiny kingdom of Bahrain
    24. 24. #18 costless anti-propaganda tools
    25. 25. #18 costless anti-propaganda tools
    26. 26. #19 Who is using the Tunisian Presidential Airplane?
    27. 27. #20 crowdsourcing information about police officers in Egypt
    28. 28. #21 issues to consider think different always experiment new tools train and amplify voices rather than speak on behalf of stress safety encourage fact checking reach out to non-human rights activists listen, engage, measure, adjust...
    29. 29. #22 an endless cat-and-mouse game... thank you sami ben gharbia work advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org threatened.globalvoicesonline.org blog & projects samibengharbia.com nawaat.org babtounes.com cybversion.org twitter.com/iffier email advocacy@globalvoicesonline.org

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